Greenwood Carving Courses

spoon hands carving STC
Spoon carving
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Fan Bird Carving
Ash splint course students
Ash splint basket making

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Learn greenwood craft skills on my fun, short courses. Courses make great presents; the memories and skills last long after the day itself and the hands-on real life experience is a perfect antidote to the stresses of the virtual world. All my courses are equally suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers looking to expand their skills.
Please note: you must be over 18 to attend these courses.

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Spoon Carving


Carving wooden spoons is a fantastic hobby that has become hugely popular recently. Turning a tree into your own practical and unique wooden spoon using an axe and special carving knives is inspiring, engaging and addictive! No experience needed, you’ll learn step-by-step in a safe and fun atmosphere.

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Fan Bird Carving

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Learn to carve these amazing and beautiful birds from a single piece of wood without any glue. We will look at selecting wood and preparing it for carving before you learn to carve your own birds using simple tools and my own specially developed techniques.

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Ash Splint Baskets

pounded ash splint basket making course UK

An ash log is pounded to separate the individual growth ring layers which are woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. Traditionally carried out in the US, Steve learned to make these baskets with April Stone, a native maker from Wisconsin. You will learn about pounding, grading and preparing splints and the skills to weave a practical and beautiful fruit basket.

Private workshops
For more freedom of dates, you may prefer to book a private workshop with me. I can travel to you to teach a course for you and your friends. Please email me stevetomlin8[at]

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